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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

November 10, 2017
Biology – Tenure Track Position in Plant Science or Microbiology

Employer: University of Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, ON
Closing Date: January 15, 2018

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Job Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in plant science or microbiology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research integrates molecular biology with computational analysis. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in plant science or microbiology, and possesses outstanding communication skills in either French or English. Preference will be given to candidates that can or will develop the ability to teach in French.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, post-doctoral experience, and a track-record of outstanding research. The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of over 40 researchers working in all fields of biology including biodiversity, bioinformatics, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, and physiology. The department maintains close connections and collaborations with plant and microbial scientists in the Ottawa region including federal government science departments, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and Carleton University. The department includes research and teaching greenhouses as well as several core laboratory facilities for analyses in molecular biology, microscopy and chemistry. Access to advanced research computing and data storage is available through Compute Canada.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Assistant professor salary scale

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Chair, Department of Biology, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. Email: biochair@uottawa.ca Telephone: 613-562-5729, fax: 613-562-5486

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in plant or microbial sciences.
  • Work experience: A demonstrated excellent research record in plant sciences or microbiology. A commitment to teaching and graduate training.

Application Instructions

Application deadline: Review for applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of:

  • A letter of application formally expressing interest in the position, summarizing research objectives, outlining teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement regarding their ability to teach in both languages.
  • A full curriculum vitae.
  • Three recent peer-reviewed publications.
  • Contact information for three references.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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